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PT 617

Falls River, Massachusetts
County of Bristol.
Battleship Cove
National Register Number: 89002465
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Floating Exhibit; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-pt617.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 20, 1989):
Built in 1945, PT 617 is the sole surviving 80' Elco type PT boat and represents the Nation's most heavily used, highly favored, and combat-tested PT boat type in World War II. Highly effective craft, PT boats were built in large numbers to interdict enemy supply lines and harrass shore installations and landings on various islands and atolls of the South Pacific. During the war, PT bosts were involved in nearly every Pacific campaign, even extending their operations into the Aleutians, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean theaters of war.

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